Here’s some quick notes from a San Francisco “hound” couple visiting the San Luis Obispo/Los Ossos area. Three places to remember (two with pleasure):
Tremendous breakfasts at Back Bay Cafe (http://thebackbaycafe.com). Couldn’t resist having the french toast twice. Friendly, interesting little place on the water.
Jocko’s in Nipomo lives up to its billing. The Spencer Steak was superb. Great place. Fun to see half the place filled up with a busload of Korean tourists. The Koreans love their beef and they were lucky to get to stop here.
Hoppe's Garden Bistro in Cayucos was terrible. Was hoping to get some local seafood since I had heard there were local clam farms. Clams were from the East Coast. The ceviche was supposed to be local but the preparation was awful, worst I have ever seen. The “Seafood Bouillabaisse with Lobster, Clams, Shrimp and Scallops” for $28 had a couple of clams, no lobster and was ridiculously uninteresting. Awful, pretentious and overpriced place.